Description

These programmes consist of 120 ECTS and intend to prepare students for ministry in the local church. Depending on the precise criteria established by each district, this programme can fulfil the minimum requirements for ordained ministry in the Church of the Nazarene. In many cases, a district will require additional credits beyond the 120 of this programme.

The Diploma programme is accredited by the European Evangelical Accrediting Association (EEAA), and corresponds to the Minimum Qualification at Level 5B or 554 in the ISCED framework (International Standard Classification of Education) of the UNESCO. The level of this programme is equivalent to the first two years of the Vocational Bachelor qualification. The Qualification programme is not accredited.

Programme Outcomes

Students who graduate with the Christian Ministry Diploma or Qualification will have:

  • a basic knowledge of Scripture (CN1)* and of the Christian faith, especially from a Wesleyan perspective (CN2), and a basic knowledge of the history of the church (CN3).
  • a clear understanding of, and vision for, the mission of the Church (CN3), and the church’s responsibility to the world and its people (CT3).
  • the basic knowledge necessary for effective ministry (CN4) and for working with people (CN5).
  • the basic skills to interpret Scripture (CP1) and communicate effectively (CT1) within different cultural contexts (CT2).
  • the basic skills to communicate clearly with people (CP2), provide leadership (CP3), and provide pastoral care to people (CP4).
  • the skills to apply Christian understanding to their personal lives (CH1).
  • grown in their pursuit of holy living in all its various dimensions of daily life (CT4) and personhood (CH2) through acquaintance with different spiritual disciplines (CH4).
  • an increased awareness of who they are as persons (CH5) and as servants involved in God’s mission in the world (CH3).

Note: The curriculum is designed with the understanding that no educational programme is complete, but needs to be seen as laying a foundation for life-long learning.

* The abbreviations refer to the intended educational outcomes, as described on page 31 and following of the Academic Catalogue.

Minimum Requirements

  • Only courses with passing grades will count.
  • A Grade Point Average of 2.0 is required to enter the second level, and this needs to be maintained.
  • The student must complete 120 ECTS, distributed as follows:

Cluster

Course

ECTS

1. Bible
25 ECTS
Introduction à l’ancien testament
Introduction au nouveau testament
Herméneutiques
Pentateuque ou les prophètes de l’ancien testament
Les Evangiles Synoptique ou les écrits de Paul
5
5
5
5
5
2. La Théologie, la tradition et l’identité
21 ECTS
Introduction à la théologie
La sainteté et l’identité
Les doctrines Chrétiens 1&2
Histoire et la forme de gouvernement Nazaréen
Histoire de l’Eglise 1&2
3
3
6
3
6
3. La mission de Dieu, l’Eglise et la Vocation
11 ECTS
La mission de Dieu et l’Eglise
La vocation et le ministère personnel
La formation spirituelle
Le mentorat
3
3
3
2
4. La proclamation du Royaume de Dieu
8 ECTS
Réinvention de l’évangélisation de l’église
Les missions interculturelles
5
3
5. Berger du troupeau
11 ECTS
Développement de la foi dans l’assemblée locale
La louange
Développement de l’église
3
5
3
6. Les spécialités du ministère
24 ECTS
La prédication
Les soins et les conseils pastoraux
Leadership de l’église
Travaux pratiques et stages 1
Insertion au ministère
5
5
5
6
3
7. Compréhension du monde
9 ECTS
Introduction à la philosophie
Ethiques chrétiens
Les religions du monde
3
3
3
8. Compréhension des gens
6 ECTS
Communication interpersonnel et interculturel
La croissance et développement humaine
3
3
9. Compétences universitaires
5 ECTS
D’introduction d’EuNC
Introduction aux compétences académiques
Langage et l’expression écrite
0
2
3
Total 120